"True empowerment comes from having a voice." Join us this Friday, October 19th from 1-4PM for a gathering for people interested in social justice, media, or connecting with diverse youth! Co-hosted by Many Languages One Voice, the Gandhi Brigade, and Empower DC. We'll be building community through song and dance, as well as hosting workshops on root cause analysis and media. Please share with your networks! For questions or to RSVP, contact Carol@mlovdc.org or call (202)621-0001.
On Saturday, September 29th, MLOV joined many government agencies and community-based organizations for the 3rd Annual DC African Festival, sponsored by Mayor Gray and the DC Office on African Affairs (OAA). It was a great celebration of DC's culturally vibrant and linguistically diverse African community. In the earlier part of the day, we talked to community members about language access and conducted surveys for our new Rx Health Access Campaign. But to make it a true community-building event, even SMART youth got on their dancin' shoes and joined the crowd...
The cherry blossoms may have faded, but April is still our favorite time of the year: It's Language Access Month!
On Thursday, April 26th, join us for two great events celebrating the eighth anniversary of the passage of the DC Language Access Act, which guarantees all DC residents the right to interpretation and translation services.
At 9:30am, the American University Washington College of Law's Immigration Justice Clinic is releasing the findings of a report about language access. The support was developed along with the DC Language Access Coalition - which MLOV hosts and is a member of. The Coalition is hosting a community event at 6pm that evening, further discussing the findings of the report and sharing firsthand testimonies from community members, advocates, and government representatives.
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